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Learn about what the executive search process looks like. Keep up with trends and best practices to reach out to recruiters as well as learn more on how to advance your career or finding a new role.

In case you hadn’t heard, retained executive search is on its last legs. We know this because we have read articles about it, picked up Jo Nesbo’s novel Headhunters and watched the silver-screen adaptation which shows that lowly search consultants must supplement their income with a life of high-end crime. It really has got that bad.

You may have heard that Executive Search can advance your career, allowing you to access thousands of positions in the hidden job market, but what is the best way to connect with Executive Search Consultants, and how does it work? If you are looking to take your next step as a senior level executive, knowing how to navigate executive search is vital to your career management strategy.   

First quarter results from the 2014 executive search and leadership consulting industry trend data, recently published by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), revealed a rise (+3.5%) in the number of new executive searches started within the financial services sector on both a yearly and quarterly basis, as well as market share growth. These trends prove that now is the optimum time for financial services executives to dive into the job market to find their next opportunity.

Searches Started Quarterly by Industry

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Executive Search and Non-Profits, featuring Albert Hiribarrondo, from Sirca Search.
 
Some of the questions asked included:

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The AESC and BlueSteps recently had the opportunity to speak with a group of AESC member executive search consultants who specialize in placing executives in the financial services sector. During the interviews, each consultant provided enlightening information about numerous issues in the sector including the impact of digital transformation.
 

Earlier this week, the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) hosted the annual Global Executive Search Conference in New York City. The Conference provided two days of interactive sessions and presentations to over 200 retained executive search consultants and influential talent management leaders from across the world. During the conference, valuable advice was given in the areas of leadership, talent management and executive search.

Keep an eye out for more photos and videos from the AESC Conference - coming soon!

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Executive Search in the Asia Pacific Region, featuring William Farrell, from Boyden Executive Search, and Patrick Rooney, from The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
 
Some of the questions asked included: